Hi, We're off to Waves in September - does anyone have any photos of the duplex rooms on the top floor (ocean facing)?
We do not have photos of the duplex rooms but have seen them. The bedroom is downstairs with tghe lounge area upstairs. The views are superb, although we, personally, prefered the ocean view deluxe rooms - with the same view.
Most of the rooms look alike so if you look at the reviews you will be able to see some of them.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday there.
Thanks for the info - starting to count down the days - we've always loved Barbados and we're really hoping we'll love Waves.
What do you think of the hotel since the refurb?
Hi Lisa, Where do I start....
Admittedly from the outside the hotel looks plain but fresh, whether they are going to put large signs/shrubs etc, that would help.
Inside, they have managed to keep the atmosphere of the old Escape, but modernised it in all areas. The reception to the left now has lots of comfy sofas, the main lounge looks brighter. The Seascape Restaurant is now screend off from the lounge, and although is smaller, it doesn't look it. Tablecloths are ginham-ish and look good without being too classy.
The new restaurant fEast (which is airconditioned) is to the left of the lounge and enclosed in.
All the bedrooms look fantastic, wooden floors with black furniture. Pastel blue/grey/white linen/curtains. Double glazed windows that stop some of the bright sunshine coming into the room. Flatscreen TVs, tea/coffee/mini fridge (stocked) comfy beds. Bathrooms are walk in shower wet room type. Some bedrooms have dressing area. The villas are no longer being used so that area has been cut off.
Food is excellent in all restaurants. Sandra, Kenny, Ronni all still stere, plus many others we recognised.
Not sure about the deck loungers though - big cushions covered by canopy - but when it rains the canopy retains the water!
New pool area is more in the shade being the other side of the hotel building but lovely to jump into. Soft chairs by the pool. Lots of wicker type chairs everywhere.
Because the Spa area wasn't finished we didn't venture over - only to have a meal in the evening. So cannot comment on that side/refurb.
One thing they should not have done was to knock down the beach bar. Even though some of the waitresses bring you drinks, it used to be so nice to be able to go to the beach bar and get water/beer etc. Now you have to go into the hotel - or get a drink from the bar at the other end of the decking (which wasn't open when we were there).
The beach was behaving itself when we were there but I do wish they would not use so much of that area with the hobie boats.
Well, you did ask!!!! P
It is nicely done out now, however we felt that the old atmosphere was no longer there :( whether or not this was due to the hotel being quiet i dont know but the spark was just not there for us anymore.
I totally agree with you about the missing rum-shack, the beach was just not the same. Bruce and Kelly sitting on the plastic chairs didnt quite have the same feel as the old rum shack.
We also found the beach had got much smaller and felt quite cramped. Due to the time we arrived, Kelly ended up putting us sunbeds out and we were almost in the sea and at quite an angle! Also, no umbrellas left which was disappointing.
I think being at the Gap we were spoilt with the size and beauty of the beach there.
We are glad we paid a visit to The Waves and although we have had many a great holiday there and returing to Barbados in Jan, we would not stay at The Waves again.
Personal opinion only, but to us, they are now trying to attract a different type of guest and that just wasnt us.
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